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Department of Medicine Archives

Cancer prevention and poverty

Mar. 31, 2016—A new epidemiological study supports smoking cessation and avoidance of sedentary lifestyle as cancer prevention measures.

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Readmission prediction face-off

Mar. 23, 2016—Using patients’ health records to assess preparedness for hospital discharge is more effective at predicting readmission or death than commonly used questionnaires.

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New treatment for Crohn’s disease

Mar. 22, 2016—A new biological therapy, ustekinumab, improves markers of disease activity in patients with severe Crohn’s disease.

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Melanoma response to immune therapy

Mar. 3, 2016—Melanoma-specific expression of a certain protein identifies tumors that are more responsive to an immune therapy.

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Department of Medicine Mini-Research Retreat is March 12

Mar. 3, 2016—The Department of Medicine's Mini-Research Retreat is Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. until noon in Light Hall 208.

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Study seeks to ease pediatric HIV infection rates in Africa

Mar. 3, 2016—Mother-to-child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is still a major problem in resource-limited, rural areas of the world where health care providers are scarce.

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Study finds health literacy efforts ease readmission rates

Mar. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston recently collaborated on a study analysis to determine the effect of a tailored, pharmacist-delivered health literacy intervention on unplanned hospital readmission or emergency department visit following discharge.

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Grant bolsters rheumatoid arthritis research

Feb. 25, 2016—C. Michael Stein, MBChB., and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a five-year, $1.35 million award from the Arthritis Foundation to develop new biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis that also may revolutionize treatment.

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Hypertension hiatus

Feb. 23, 2016—New findings offer a potential strategy for preventing heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Overcoming lung cancer drug resistance

Feb. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a way to overcome the resistance of some lung cancers to certain targeted therapies, which could lead to more effective treatments for lung cancer patients.

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New method aids heart disease studies, drug discovery efforts

Jan. 14, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt investigators developed a new method for rapidly generating heart muscle cells from stem cells.

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Improving colonoscopy prep

Jan. 11, 2016—Providing an educational booklet on colonoscopy preparation increased the odds of an adequate quality of bowel preparation by more than two-fold.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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